April 17, 2011

Conference: Enhancing Practice with Early English Language Learners

Conference: Enhancing Practice with Early English Language Learners
Date: Friday, April 29, 2011
Location: Princeton, NJ

This conference will target specific educational issues regarding Early English Language Learners. The day will work to bridge research and practice by highlighting research-based methods. An overview of the research on ELL’s will specifically address topics of Demography, Social and Emotional Development and Instructional Models. Additional panels will discuss practical solutions regarding child and classroom assessment and professional development. Furthermore, this conference will provide examples of creative school models that have been applied to work with young ELL’s.

This conference is organized by the Education Research Section (ERS), and co-sponsored by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), The Future of Children journal (FOC), and The Woodrow Wilson School (WWS). It is designed in conjunction with the latest issue of The Future of Children journal, Immigrant Children, which is due to be released in Spring 2011. This conference is designed for school administrators and decision-makers working with English Language Learners in pre-k to 3rd grade.

For more information, visit the conference website at http://www.futureofchildren.princeton.edu/ell/index.asp

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